Description: blue eyes
Jane B., Female Englishwoman
Age Between twenty and twenty-one.
A very happy belated 60th birthday to Jane Birkin – my childhood crush - accomplished singer, actress, and eponymous once again due to a rekindling of Hermès handbag fame. I’m still on that same pony (see previous post) and Filles Sourires and Spiked Candy are course ahead of the game and have posted thoughtful tributes and mp3s.
By all means, find and see Gabrielle Crawford’s excellent documentary, Jane Birkin – Mother of All Babes, which is a nice career survey, and also highlights her spirited and dedicated humanitarian work – Jane Birkin did deservedly earn a Legion d'Honneur recently - I posted about it some time back here. UK-born and longtime France resident, Birkin has turned out to be quite the tireless international ambassador – she acknowledged beautifully the global musical influence of her partner Serge Gainsbourg with the North African inflected Arasbesque a few years back and is very active with various relief and educational organizations. Some may cry “colonialism,” but, regardless, Gainsbourg’s music is a huge part of the fabric of the cultural heritage of several generations and regions – including mine – and Birkin is the much beloved keeper of the Gainsbourg flame!
"Jane Birkin is recording her upcoming album. Works are sung to a great extent in English. Amongst the artist who will have written for her new album are Rufus Wainwright, Beth Gibbons, Jamie Cullum, Gonzales, Andy Partridge, Ed Harcourt, Neil Hannon, The Magic Numbers. Official release is planned for early 2006. "
Actually, sounds a bit frightening! I kinda wasn't extactly into the last album of duets - despite promising Caetano Veloso, Feist, etc. particpation - see my take here.
My Melody Nelson Lovely little bitch You are the Essence Of my senses.
… I’m decidedly old school… Anyways, here’s to one of my first and great loves - Jane B. - on the occasion of her bonne anniversaire and in whose sacred honor I’m posting mp3s on Skunkeye for the first time.
Popping the proverbial cherry - an experiment which might fail miserably…. I’m just a Babe alone in Babylon - so here we go - lemme now if the links don't work - I'm clumsy and new to this! These are kind of obvious Jane Birkin tracks, but essential nonetheless. Télécharger ici!:
Download La Decadanse
Crap. I can't figure out how to effectively post mp3s to Typepad - any suggestions are much appreciated!
Ummm...just in case - "le disclaimer:"
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